As the VDI market continues to mature and expand, there has been one company evolving along the way as well in order to make the desktop transformation process a smooth one. Liquidware Labs is an innovative provider of desktop virtualization solutions for physical and virtual desktops, adding support for VMware View, Citrix XenDesktop and Microsoft Windows 7. If your company is currently involved with VDI or even thinking about it, this is a company and product line that you want to learn more about.
Virtual desktop administrators run into all kinds of problems, from network failures and application performance to virtual machine monitoring and resource overutilization. Of course, you can't forget the most notable nuisance of all -- the user.
The company offers products aimed at speeding and easing VDI projects' technical challenges, calculating network, storage, CPU, memory and compute requirements for VDI and allowing user profiles to be moved across PCs and devices.
Rather than IT deploying applications as part of a standard desktop image, allowing users to install their own applications can save on software licensing costs. User installed application (UIA) tools can help you control installation, but is it safe to allow such freedom?
The desktop landscape is changing rapidly, and the need to manage the user experience regardless of the endpoint technology used is becoming a must-have capability. Liquidware Labs is one of a small number of independent vendors that provide the glue that binds the technology and the user.
The following article is an interview with Tyler T-Rex Rohrer, co-founder of Liquidware Labs, and Jason Langone, VMware vExpert, co-author of VMware View 5 Desktop Virtualization Solutions, and Sr. Territory Manager at Nutanix, who are scheduled to present on virtual desktop projects at Interop, Las Vegas May 6 11, 2012, as the guests of FOCUS. In this interview, the guys share their insights into what steps organizations need to take for successful virtual desktop projects
At Liquidware Labs, we have the privilege of being able to talk to customers about their real-world implementations, and it always gets the most interesting when they move into production. First, let me explain why it gets "the most interesting" after customers move into production. What we're learning is, that while a lot of companies do start out with an assessment of their physical environment and users, probably just as many don't.
During this presentation, youll learn what problems Fitchburg State University hoped to solve by turning to desktop virtualization and why they chose VMware View as a solution. Learn how they implemented thin-clients and virtual desktops on campus, as well as what their future plans are to expand usage. To view video you will have to register at BrightTALK.com
ProfileUnity solution supports portable user profiles for Phoenix (New York) Central School District to bring new efficiencies to virtual and physical desktop environment shared by 1,620 students, faculty and staff
The workshops entitled Demystifying VDI (Virtual Desktop Infrastructure), attended by 60 plus delegates, covered important practical steps of how to migrate from a traditional I.T infrastructure to a VDI solution, from understanding your existing environment, to final analysis & proof of concept.
Liquidware Labs first became known for Stratusphere FIT, an extremely sophisticated assessment tool, which automated the ridiculously complicated task of inventorying and measuring all the physical desktops in a company. Not only can it capture all of this critical data, but it also analyzes it to provide you with a Composite rating called VDI FIT that literally provides a fitness rating for each desktop and user so that you know if they are a good candidate (or a bad one) for migration to virtual desktops. (Just an aside: this same assessment data can also give you an extremely accurate picture of your current PC landscape to prep for a physical-to-physical upgrade to Windows 7.)
One of the biggest challenges when migrating from XenApp 4.5/5 on Windows Server 2003 to XenApp 5/6/6.5 on Windows Server 2008/2008R2 can be to transition the user from V1 to V2 profiles. Perhaps this is not as big an issue if you use mandatory profiles that the user cannot change, but for the majority of the installations I have seen, either roaming or a flexible/hybrid profile model is in use, hence, how can the user profile data be migrated to the V2 profile model? What if the XenApp 4.5 and XenApp 6.5 farms will co-exist for some measure of time and you want users to be able to login to both farms without their profiles corrupting?
This IDC flash discusses Mahindra Satyam's recently launched Workspace-as-a-Service (WaaS) solution that
leverages technologies from Microsoft, Citrix, and Liquidware Labs. This event flash also discusses the
implications of the launch of this solution in the industry and the potential benefits it may bring to organizations
across the region.
At this time every year, we folk in IT get asked to make predictions about what will transpire next year. While I would like to spout off that Kim Kardashian will marry yet again (yes, in 2012 making it an annual event), Lady Gaga will confuse everybody by changing her look to normal, and a stupendous miracle will occur and the Chicago Bears will win the Super Bowl, the Virtual-Strategy guys want me to stick to desktops & virtualization, and maybe that is better. So okay I will and here we go.
Liquidware Labs has added FlexApp to its product suite to support user-installed applications. The company has also
integrated Stratusphere UX with VMware View 5 and added monitoring capabilities for PCoIP performance. In addition,
Liquidware has signed a distribution agreement with Arrow Enterprise Computing Solutions, a business segment of
Arrow Electronics, and has joined the Cisco VXI Partner Ecosystem.
The leader in desktop transformation solutions joins forces with leading Japanese distributor recognized for delivering high edge technology and revolutionary products for the corporate IT infrastructure.
The leader in desktop transformation solutions pushes recruitment of North American VARs advancing their services and product portfolios with companys desktop transformation methodology and solutions suite.
The Best of VMworld finalist-ProfileUnity with FlexApp-with seamless support for user-installed applications will be featured at Liquidware Labs Distribution Partners, Networld and Nissho Electronics booths.
The overall goal of this whitepaper is to share information about: What is User Environment Management?
Explain the pros and cons of User Environment Management.
Describe the strategic questions and functionality of UEM solutions.
User Environment Management functionality and solutions overview.
Describe the different UEM vendors and solutions.
Compare the functionality and features of various UEM solutions.
New feature called FlexApp offers ability to capture and deploy user-installed applications within pooled virtual desktops, persistent virtual desktops and physical desktops across all Flexcast models
Best of VMworld finalist ProfileUnity™ with FlexApp™ changes the game in the user virtualization market enabling seamless support for user-installed applications, removing barriers to stateless virtual desktops
During VMworld 2011 in Las Vegas, Peter van den Bosch and I had an interview with David Bieneman and Chris Akerberg from Liquidware Labs. We discussed Stratusphere Fit and the new Stratusphere Designer. We also talked about FlexApp and Profile Unity.
Aggressive growth strategy pays off in increased number of customers, substantial revenue gains, and fresh industry accolades, while virtualization industry sales and technology veterans continue to flock to the company.
From management and monitoring of cloud and data center environments, to security analytics and data warehousing, the new offerings on display at VMworld 2011 solve key problems while also greatly boosting the performance and efficiency of virtual and cloud environments. Here CRN offers 15 examples that stood out from the pack.
ProfileUnity FlexApp feature captures and deploys user-installed applications within stateless, non-persistent shared image desktops using VMware® View Composer. Demonstrations of the technology will be shown at Liquidware Labs Booth 748 at VMworld 2011 from August 29 through September 1, 2011.
Though VMware's View 5 adds more components that IT pros need to deliver virtual desktops, it does not match the features that rival Citrix Systems offers with XenDesktop 5.5. VMware depends on third-party vendors to fill the gaps.
Thanks to the growing use of endpoint virtualization and application virtualization, IT managers must recognize that their server needs could change significantly depending on which virtualization technology they choose to deliver an application.
Virtualization upstart Liquidware Labs Monday said it hired away three executives from Quest Software, all of whom came to Quest through the company's 2008 acquisition of server virtualization startup Vizioncore.